$ 1,099.00 USD
For this 9th edition of the Bandit, they have worked essentially on the two following axes: profile refinement and the swing of the kite to improve the depower.
The designer Robert GRAHAM has smoothed the profile down to perfection on the whole span of the canopy. The kite is therefore more stable and performing better, with no parasitic movements.
F-One then modified the way the kite swings around its bridle and depowers, as well as the quality of the depowered profile. It is now more stable in static position on the beach but also in motion during flight. They have changed the fabric used on the trailing edge, which used to be 170g Dacron, for two layers of 52g canopy fabric. This makes the kite lighter while avoiding flapping.
Thanks to all these improvements the kite holds firmly its position on the edge of the flight window while riding with no forth and back movements. The continuous traction it provides is impressive whatever the wind strength. This is especially efficient for upwind riding where the Bandit will let you ride with a better angle effortlessly with good speed control.
This new improved flight stability opens the way for some really stable steering, free of all parasitic movements. The bar feeling is more than ever direct, accurate and clean. In the low range the Bandit is responsive and light while in the high range the kite proves reassuring and absorbs the gust.
A better performer, the Bandit is easier to send to the top of the window for the jumps and offers more hang time. The kite flies faster through the window during the loops, showing no decrease in speed before rushing back to the zenith.
For unhooked riding, its stability and ability to fly close to the edge of the window enable a better pop with a progressive traction through the handle-pass moves.
After 9 years of development on the Bandit, they have yet again improved and refined each size :
The smaller 5-6-7m² kites are targeted at wave riding. Control of the speed of the kite has been improved to help you focus on your carving lines while surfing. Superior control in the upper range and overall comfort are also proofs of the significant developments made towards wave riding as much as the gains in stability, the improvements in bar feeling and maneuverability.
The more irregular the wind, the more this kite will stand out !
Jumping hang time is better and upwind ability is fantastic!
With so many qualities on its side, the BANDIT is a kite that will help you getting better whatever your level or kind of practice. In a current market where most kites are getting more and more specific, the BANDIT really stands out by proving excellent in all kind of disciplines.
Years of uninterrupted work on the Bandit and the Delta-C shape concept, guarantee that all sizes are really finely tuned. This makes the whole range really consistent as they all share the same qualities and feelings.
$ 249.00 USD
The Team at 321 Kiteboarding are specialists when it comes to sliding spreader bars. We also are very picky when it comes to what brands of harnesses we ride. This is where Ride Engine comes in. They have definitely stumbled on some secret sauce in concocting their very customized feeling harness. In fact, we suspect that there was very specific, scientific calculations made to create these unique kiteboarding harnesses. Sure to please most body types, the Ride Engine harness comes ready to accept either a very familiar fixed hook attachment or a sliding attachment.
Ride Engine’s Armor harness features a revolutionary design that will forever change expectations of how a kiteboarding harness should look, feel and perform. The core of the Armor is an ergonomic hard shell designed around hundreds of precision molds and contoured to distribute load evenly across the lumbar and hips and lock the harness low on your back where it’s supposed to be. The result is a low-profile, form-fitting harness that will dramatically improve your entire kiteboarding experience.
The Hex-core harness is made from our Hex Honeycomb Core technology and is the most flexible of our three models, making it a bit more forgiving and universally fitting. Don’t let that description fool you though; this is still a rigid, form fitting harness that will to lock firmly in place like no other.
Harness Only: Choose bar option.
Industry’s first hard shell harness, the Armor is light, strong and ergonomically contoured. Load is distributed seamlessly from the spreader bar to the armor shell, preventing harness from buckling or pinching.
Modeled from hundreds of custom body molds, the harness shell conforms to the contours of a rider’s back for a precision ergonomic fit.
Harness conforms to lumbar, back and sides to lock securely in place. Harness won’t slide from side to side or ride up.
Hard-shell core allows for low-profile design, reducing weight and bulk and giving riders more mobility with less restrictions.
Soft foam core conforms to the shape of your torso for ultimate comfort and hold.
Comfort and security join forces with the Alliance Belt, which conjoins the harness’s elastic waist belt and cushioned spreader bar pad, resulting in a unified belt that stays tight and keeps the spreader bar down low where it’s supposed to be.
METAL SLIDER BAR
Recommended for the Hex Core harness is a metal spreader bar, rope and pad system that connects directly with the rider’s chicken loop and allows full range of motion between kite and rider.
*slider bar sold seperately
SPEED-LOOP CLOSURE SYSTEM
Spreader bar attached with a lightweight loop for a simple, quick and effortless entry and exit.
$ 529.00 USD
Core's new Sensor 2s Bar. It has a unibody 4-line bar with the S-System.
Core believes that the better your gear the better your session so they have been striving to bring you the most fun and reliability!
The functional know-how they hide inside and the minimalist design on the outside gives their bars the signature CORE confidence you expect. And the safety features you rely on.
Meet the new Sensor 2S. An intelligent mid-cycle update to the exceptional Sensor 2. A bar, where engineering ingenuity meets minimalism; where ceramic bearings are used to eliminate friction in the auto untwist function; and where Tectanium is used to make the thinnest and most aerodynamic depower lines. Technical innovations that make the Sensor 2S bar system peerless. Sometimes, it's what you don’t see, that makes it so good. Still not good enough for you? Then, you are ready for the new Sensor 2S Pro.
The Sensor 2S+ bar has the same great new features as the Sensor 2S however it also has four line length options.
This allows you to easily and inexpensively have a larger wind range on your kite! You can have 18m, 20m, 22m, or 24m lines. The bar comes rigged and ready to ride at the standard 24m line length.
Sensor 2S Pro
* The New Sensor S-System components are not backwards compatible with Sensor bar systems.
$ 25.00 USD
Primelines was born from a kiteline breaking, after being dragged across a rocky shoreline in the New Zealand springtime.
Four years of thinking and experimenting have led us to design a coating and coating system that protects kitelines and keeps them in the condition that they were manufactured in. Because caring is important.
Primelines is a proprietary polymer-based coating designed to provide maximum abrasion resistance and protection against the elements.
It has been created with environmental preservation in mind. It’s cured through evaporation and able to be applied in any kiting environment.
The bottle and applicator have been designed to ensure ease of use and even coating on kitelines of any diameter. Form follows function.
Primelines comes from a small community actively engaged in kitesurfing for fifteen years. We have pioneered kite dreams in the South Pacific and discovered where we’re happiest.